Our exhaustive (and tasty) list of Texas's best tacos.
Taco al Pastor a la Tuma, Urban Taco Type: Specialty Rating: 5 Price: $4.50 Markus Pineyro opened the first Urban Taco in…
Roosevelt Room, in Austin.
State of Grace may be new, but it evokes memories of old Houston.
Carne Guisada, Southside Barbacoa Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4 Price: $2.49 On Saturdays, the carne guisada tacos, filled with cubed beef in a…
Potato and Egg, H&H Car Wash and Coffee Shop Type: Breakfast Rating: 5 Price: $4.99/plate Put aside the fact that H&H is…
Mason ISD launched a high school viticulture program to help create the next crop of Texas's grape growers.
A devotee’s long-awaited taco crawl through Mexico City.
Barbacoa, Garpez Authentic Mexican Food Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4 Price: $2.50 At first glance, you’d think the main attraction of this Shell…
Lengua, La Posada Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.75 Price: $2.80 La Posada is hidden between a liquor store and an insurance agency—blink and…
Carne Asada, Cancún Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4 Price: $8.59/plate Somehow mini-tacos make you feel as if you haven’t blown your diet. Cradled…
Chilaquiles, Anita’s Cafe Type: Breakfast Rating: 4.25 Price: $1.79 Watching the tortilla lady at work in this little place, with its cheery rooster-themed decor, you feel like a guest in someone’s home. Best…
Brisket, Mi Cocula Mexican Grill Type: Modern American Rating: 4.5 Price: $12/plate At this hidden shopping-center gem, tender shreds of smoked beef…
Pork, Mercadito y Taqueria Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.5 Price: $2.29 The cheery, bare-bones joint won’t win awards for decor—it’s a grocery…
Avocado Puffy Taco, Ray’s Drive Inn Type: Puffy Rating: 5 Price: $2.15 Flour or corn? Red or green salsa? Ray’s or Henry’s?…
Al Pastor, Taqueria Guadalajara Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.25 Price: $2 At this American Graffiti–meets–Mexico joint, the baskets of cinnamon-and-achiote-spiked tacos al pastor are even better with a dash of chile de árbol salsa. (Your…
Al Pastor, El Tejavan Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.75 Price: $8.99/platter Here in cattle country, it’s beef—not pork—that’s cooked al pastor. The well-marinated steak is elevated by simple cilantro, onions, and freshly made corn…
Papas con Huevo, Fonda Don Martin Type: Breakfast Rating: 4 Price: $2.49…
Preparing the perfect peppery pot.
A border taco run that finds there is more to the city than Chico’s Tacos.
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Jack Mason competes in "Uncorked," Esquire TV's new show about the quest to become a Master Somm.
All hail Republic Kolache, the pop-up restaurant introducing our beloved Czech pastry to the nation's capital.
A midterm report.
Johnny’s Gold Brick, in Houston.
A new Spanish-style restaurant, Bullfight, puts Austin’s once sketchy Airport Boulevard right in the middle of the dining arena.
Our state nut goes just fine with some cream and bourbon.
Six wines to celebrate cooler days ahead.
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A red-wine blend that stands up well to barbecue and Tex-Mex.
The Dripping Springs-based distillery is set to open full-scale operation that will serve as a blueprint for what we can expect from Texas' spirits scene.
These six splendid wineries are setting the standard for Texas viticulture.
Chip Tate built Balcones into one of the country’s most innovative whiskey distilleries. But last year he lost the company in a bitter clash with his investors. Now he’s starting from scratch—again.
A decade and a half after I wrote about the poor quality of Texas wines for this magazine, Lone Star vintners are starting to turn heads.
The founder of Austin’s maverick Jester King Brewery talks about his big new project.
These eight breweries—as scenic as they are savory—are creating quite the buzz.
Alba Huerta, arguably the best bartender in Texas, chats about serving cocktails in Houston.
Inspired by Texas’s new array of homegrown hard alcohols, some of the state’s most innovative bartenders create five bold new cocktails.
Comfort Bending Branch Winery’s Tannat grapes, a dark, inky variety from Southwest France and Uruguay, make for innovative wines with rich fruit concentration and grippy tannin. 2012 Estate Tannat, CM, $60. Del Rio Val Verde Winery, founded in this sleepy border city in 1883, is the state’s…
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How Evan Turner opened the taverna Helen in a fit of passion—and brought Houston a modern twist on dolmades.
The Monterey, in San Antonio.
It don’t need no fancy name.
Tacos Dorados Verdes
Breakfast Tacos or Carne Guisada